Archive for May, 2018

Creating a Beautiful Entryway

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The entryway to your home is the first thing visitors will notice once they step forward in your house. Therefore, you want the entryway to have an astounding effect. After all, the first impression is what sets the tone. There a few different ways you can create some visual interest in your homes entryway.

Here are some great ideas for your entryway:

Use organization Items
If you have a small entryway you should make use of organizational items such as stylish bins, shoe ottomans and unique coat hooks. This a great way cut down clutter in the entryway so it doesn’t distract from the design. You can even use a small bench for your guests to sit down on while they are removing their shoes.

Adorn Your Walls
You can add some character to your front entry by adorning the walls. You can hang up a beautiful piece of artwork or make it personal by dedicating an entire wall to pictures of your family. In fact, you can turn the photos of your family into a canvas. You can also put up mirrors and tapestries on the wall space. In addition, you can hang up bulletin or whiteboards to write on.

Pay Attention to the Details
Make plans to add some elegance to your entryway. Start with the ceilings. You can install a lavish chandelier, a stunning painting or some gorgeous artwork. This will draw your visitors eyes up toward the center.

Architectural Details Count
Architectural elements have the power to appeal to your guests. Stunning architectural elements such as an iron door or an arch in the entryway can maximize your design. Just imagine, a iron door along with a lavish chandelier will give a home an Old World Home feel.

The Front Door Means Everything
Visitors will have some type of idea of what your home looks like from your front door. A vibrant red colored door with blue sidings. Use wood from your flooring and other types of natural materials. A quality wood door is durable and requires minimum cleaning.

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Four Basic Questions to Ask A Potential Landscape Designer

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If you’re considering working with a landscape designer to craft the perfect landscape for your home then it is essential to find the right fit. Professional landscape designers provide a range of services. To prevent hiccups midway through the project, you’ll need to ask the right questions upfront and be thoroughly informed on the details of the services provided.

We’ve compiled a list of important questions you should ask a landscaping professional before you officially hire them.

Know What You Want
Before reaching out to potential candidates, you should know what you want. Create a wishlist of your landscaping needs. Set aside your priorities, desires, and the budget that you’re working with. Figure out what aspects of your landscaping project you can take care of yourself, and what you’ll need to hire an expert for. Having this written down on paper will give you a sense of direction, and you’ll know exactly what your needs are before you contact a professional.

What Services Do They Provide
The first question you should ask a landscape contractor is what type of services they provide or more importantly: are they experienced with the scope of work you require? Most landscape companies generally fall in the following three service categories:

Design – Some landscaping companies only specialize in the designing phase only. This typically includes analysis of the site, a detailed discussion of what the client needs, a design draft, revision based on the client feedback and finally a master plan. The final landscaping plan is handed over to a landscaping company to carry out the building process.

Design and Build – Other landscaping companies offer both design planning as described above and they’ll also create your “perfect” landscape.

Full Service – Many companies will offer full services. They carry out the design, building phase and they oversee further maintenance of your landscape.

Can I view examples of your work?
What type of garden do you want? You should request to see examples of the landscaping professional work to see if they can execute the style you’re interested in. Be sure to check the professional’s credentials.

Do you offer consultations?
Many landscape designers will offer a initial consultation. During the consultation they’ll walk with you around your garden to discuss with your landscaping needs, desires and bounce around some ideas. This is a good opportunity to determine whether the landscaper is a good fit for you.

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